The number of deaths registered in Tasmania in 2002 was 3,979, an increase of 103 on the 2001 figure of 3,876 and an increase of 374 on the 1998 figure of 3,605. The crude death rate for Tasmania in 2002 was 8.2 per thousand of mid-year population, the same rate as the previous year. The infant mortality rate for Tasmania in 2002 was 6.2.
MORTALITY(a), Selected Summary Measures, Tasmania
(a) The number of deaths registered may differ from data based on year of occurrence.
(b) Number of deaths registered during the calendar year, per 1,000 estimated resident population at 30 June of that year.
(c) Allows a comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population (in this instance all persons in the 2001 Australian population). It is the overall death rate that would have prevailed in the standard population if it had experienced at each age the death rates of the population under study.
(d) The number of deaths of children under one year of age in a calendar year per 1,000 live births in the same calendar year.
Source: Demography, Tasmania (cat. no. 3311.6); Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0); Deaths (cat. no. 3302.0).